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Deadline: July 31, 2016 | Contact

Now is the time to renew your IIENetwork membership, which will allow you to continue to take full advantage of the many resources IIE offers. IIE membership renewal forms for the 2016/2017 academic year have been sent by email to the membership contact at each member institution. If you have not yet renewed your IIE membership, please take a moment to complete your renewal by July 31.

IIENetwork is IIE's membership program, with over 1,300 member institutions around the world. Each membership designee is an important link in a network of over 7,000 individuals with a commitment to the internationalization of their institutions. As an IIENetwork member, you benefit from international education publications, resources, discounts, and sharing best practices. IIE's offices around the world work closely with members to assist you in accessing IIE's expertise and information on the many programs for which your students and faculty may be eligible.

As an IIENetwork member, your campus will receive complimentary copies of our valuable print resources, including the Open Doors report, the IIENetwork Handbook for International Educators, the IIENetworker magazine, and more. You will also be able to access members-only data on www.iie.org, receive member discounts for IIE's International Academic Partnership Program, and your IIENetwork membership ensures that you are eligible to nominate the innovative programs at your campus for the 2017 IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards.

You can renew your membership, update your designees, and pay the membership dues for your institution online. For more information on how to renew online, visit www.abdi-ecommerce10.com/iiemembership. If you need an invoice, or for more information, please email membership@iie.org.
Deadline: August 1, 2016 | Apply | Eligibility | Contact 

The Institute of International Education's (IIE) Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) is pleased to announce a call for applications from scholars facing threats to their lives or academic work. Fellowships support temporary academic positions at colleges, universities, and other research institutions outside their home countries anywhere in the world. Since IIE-SRF's founding in 2002, the program has provided academic fellowships to over 650 scholars from 55 countries, placing them at nearly 350 host partner institutions in 41 countries.       
Who can Apply:
Professors, researchers, and public intellectuals from any country, field, or discipline may apply. Please refer eligible candidates and forward this announcement to any academic colleagues who may be interested.  
     •   Qualifying applicants are currently facing or have recently fled from direct and immediate threats. 
     •   Preference is given to scholars with a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in their field and who have extensive teaching
         or research experience at a university, college, or other institution of higher learning. 
     •   Women and scholars from under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
 (Students or professionals seeking funding to pursue academic studies are not eligible)

The New York Times
Kate Mattingly Learch, Associate Director of the International Business Flagship Program at the University of North Florida (UNF), describes the strategic international partnership between UNF and KEDGE Business School in Marseille, France, along with challenges faced and creative solutions. "As this is UNF’s first foray into undergraduate reciprocal double degrees, there have been many, many challenges along the way. We’ve had to address issues such as financial aid, general education requirements, recruiting challenges, student retention, academic advising and additional student support for the program. The benefits to the students and institutions far outweigh the challenges, and both schools are committed to internationalization. " 

Events & Deadlines
March 19-22, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN |Submit a Proposal

Session proposals are now being accepted for the 5th Annual Diversity Abroad Conference, with the theme Embracing the Future of Global Education. The 2017 conference marks the 10 year anniversary of Diversity Abroad, and this milestone provides an opportunity for the international education community to celebrate the progress made in expanding access and support for diverse and underrepresented students, while strengthening the resolve to address the inequities that persist.
Session or Workshop Proposal Deadline: August 8 | Poster Proposal Deadline: December 12

NAFSA’s 2017 Annual Conference and Expo will be held in Los Angeles on May 28 – June 2, 2017. The theme for this conference is Expanding Community, Strengthening Connections, and will celebrate the richness of diverse communities and explore the forces that strengthen (or undermine) connection. Attendees are invited to submit proposals and share their innovative ideas and best practices through sessions, workshops, and posters.
Application Deadline: August 1, 2016

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar program to South and Central Asia offers many opportunities for teaching and research in a dynamic, rich, and diverse region. Motivated scholars have an opportunity to make a significant impact in this region and are likely to be welcomed as the first or only Fulbright U.S. Scholars stationed at certain universities. Highlighted awards in South and Central Asia for the 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program include:
     •  Kazakhstan: Teaching English as a Foreign Language
     •  Nepal: All Disciplines
     •  Sri Lanka: All Disciplines

For more information about awards to South and Central Asia, visit the 2017-2018 Catalog of Awards.
Application Deadline: August 1, 2016

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar program to East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) offers over 50 awards and close to 150 grants to 17 countries in the region. Applications in all disciplines are endorsed and flexible grant options are supported in the EAP region. Highlighted awards in EAP for the 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program include:

For more information about awards to East Asia and the Pacific, visit the 2017-2018 Catalog of Awards.

The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. For more information, visit eca.state.gov/Fulbright.
Study Abroad

The U.S. State Department’s "Students Abroad" website is a newly launched, mobile-friendly site designed to provide students, parents, and study abroad coordinators vital information related to studying abroad. This includes everything from how to get a passport to safety information while abroad. In addition, the #StudentsAbroad social media campaign is a way to ensure this important information gets to students and allows them to join in on the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

The French Embassy, along with the French American Cultural Exchange  Foundation, are launching a new program to support cooperation among the most promising young French and American researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences, the Natural Sciences, and Science for Society. The Thomas Jefferson Fund aims to foster forward-looking collaborative research that addresses the most pressing global challenges. As the first Hubert Curien Partnership between the U.S. and France, it will bring talented researchers together to strengthen their collaborative research activities, co-organize conferences, author joint articles for high-level publications, develop sustainable research partnerships, and achieve groundbreaking discoveries. Nine 2-year research grants are awarded each year. The grants are for $20,000, plus matching co-financing from the researchers’ universities.



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